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    Yep, definitely dormant

    My D. dilatato-petiolaris (my only wooly) looked like this for the 1st 2 months I had it. I got it in May. In early July, once the room it was in had heated up to 80+ degrees (crappy insulation), it started to grow. It is doing fine but looks kind of bad because my grow-lights suck.

    Where can I get a terrarium heating cable?

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    Any pet store will carry the reptile heating cables. or google it online.....
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    Hey Jim, i have some petiolaris in dormancy pics here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minicat...7594557069972/

    It does sound like yours is going dormant.
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    Do petiolaris Drosera do best sitting in water? I have considered doing this, but I don't know if it is a good idea because the high heat and humidity in the set-up will most likely promote the growth of all kinds of nasty stuff. I grow non-terrerium plants, such as mexican pings in water trays, and although it works well, algae and other stuff can be a problem and can cause plants to rot.

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    Some people say water the n let dry out then some say keep in tray unless dormant. I don't know

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    Peter, what do you do for one that is experiencing the beginning of dormancy? What temps and light and water level?

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    Keep the temps above 70 degrees. I keep the medium moist but not sitting in water. I actually find D. paradoxa hard to get out of dormancy! The others like the woolies and D. falconeri seem easier to me!
    In fact, i let a paradoxa get too dry one time and the plant is dead.

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    D. paradoxa - Lol! Hence the name! Not sure what this plant wants to do. Now I see 4 leaves bending outward, as if they are going to fully open, "business as usual". I have the whole Petiolaris complex (3 plants so far) in a tub with a submercible heater. Temps are barely over 70 right now. My wife is going to get me a 5.5 gallon tank - for aesthetic reasons!

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